Friday, August 3, 2012

Linky, Swap and Pair Up (Glue problem solved!) to the end to see how I use this product in my classroom! 

Teacher Idea Factory
Kelley at The Teacher Idea Factory is hosting a Perfect Pen Pal Pair Up.  You don't have to be a blogger to enter.  You just have to have a classroom.  It is going to be fabulous.  I signed up my in-coming Kindergarten class.  I will finally get to use that cool mailbox I had my Dad make for me four years ago.  Click on the link and sign up. 

Miss Whiddens Sweet Seconds
Lacey at Miss Whiddens Sweet Seconds is hosting a Post Card Swap.  She is a second year teacher and a brand new blogger.  She still has lots of states left.  You will need some stamps, post cards and labels.  I am so excited to use that cool mailbox again this year.  I signed up to represent the state of Virginia. 

Now I am linking up to share my favorite teaching supplies.  This is also being hosted by Teacher Idea Factory.  Ths girl is a do'er.  Woo Hoo! 

Now for my top five can't live without classroom resources. 
1.  4-oz. Bottle No-Run School GlueI LOVE this glue.  It doesn't run, there is a little clip for the kids to hook the lid onto the bottle during use.  (NO more lost lids) and BEST of clogging!  There is a little tip on the lid that slides into the bottle when you put the lid on.  It keeps the glue bottle from clogging.  I purchases a bottle for each kiddo and I refill the bottle with glue the kids bring to school.  I didn't believe that this would work so last year I purchased four bottles and gave them to my four little stinkers.  It worked!  Buy a bottle and try it. 

2.  Mr. Sketch Scented Watercolor Markers, 18 Colors, 18/SetYep.  Me too!  I love these markers.  The don't bleed through the chart paper and I can use them to help teach the five senses.  They make me happy!

3.    I use these for everything.  Reminders to me...reminders for my Para.  Graphing projects with the kiddos.  I use them for everything and they come in pretty colors.  What Kindergarten teacher doesn't like pretty colors?

4.       I use my Activboard for so much.  I use it for calendar, for center time, for lesson introductions, to show movie clips, for bus call...everything.  I love it. 

5.        Gotcha didn't I?  I love velcro, but no I don't stick the kids to the wall with it.  LOL  I use velcro to hang up stuff on my walls, cubby tags, coat tags, book box labels and for table name tags.  I can move kids in an instant.  Just pull the nametag and move it to a new space.  No tape.  I always put the fluffy side on the table or wall and I always put the rough side on the paper.

Thanks Kelley and Lacey for organizing all these fun activities.  You are both awesome! 


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  3. Thanks so much for linking up and for the pen pals shout out!!!! I use Velcro for my name tags too!!! It makes things so much easier. Great product list!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factoey

  4. I LOVE those markers!! The little things make us so happy, right??

    Lauren C


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